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ElBaradei demands independent inquiry into Republican Guard HQ violence

Liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradei condemns killing of 42 people at pro-Morsi protest outside Republican Guard HQ

Ahram Online, Monday 8 Jul 2013
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Opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei (Photo: Reuters)
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Constitution Party leader Mohamed ElBaradei has called for an independent investigation into clashes at the Republican Guard headquarters that left at least 42 dead on Monday morning.

“Violence begets violence and should be strongly condemned,” ElBaradei said via Twitter. “Independent investigation a must. Peaceful transition is only way.”

Clashes erupted between pro-Morsi protesters and the army at dawn on Monday. The protesters had been holding a sit-in outside the Republican Guard headquarters for several days to demand the return of Mohamed Morsi to the presidency.

The health ministry said 42 died and 322 were injured in the violence.

The Muslim Brotherhood said the army used live ammunition against peaceful protesters. 

However, in its official statement, the army said an "armed terrorist group" attempted to break into the Republican Guard headquarters in the early hours of Monday and "attacked security forces."

One officer died and 40 soldiers were injured, including seven in a critical condition, the statement said. 

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Omar
08-07-2013 12:54pm
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ElBaradei demands independent inquiry into Republican Guard HQ violence
Peaceful Protestor's who since they arrive have being throwing stone, Molotov's, firing shotguns and rockets at the soldiers. Residents tell the true story. The MB tried to break into the RG Base. You attack a Military base shoot dead one officer and soldier then wonder why the soldiers fire back! Just imagine what would have happened if all the weapons stored inside the base had fallen into the Islamic hardliners hands. What about an investigation into all the people who have died by the hand of the brotherhood, like in Maniel and elsewhere.
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agnabi
08-07-2013 08:52pm
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Including all these things, we need independent prosecuters
Your claim doesn't show any base of the objection to what ElBaradai asked. On the contrary, all the more, we need the third party's investigation. But at the same time, ElBardai doesn't understand the tendency of Egyptian people. I feel in thic country, when a someone is accused, suddenly we hear all bad things about the person. I have been wondering why.
suffy
08-07-2013 08:19pm
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Omar and co
yeah right. same argument used by the israelis when killing palestinians.but when its israel u will start talking about human rights. This is double standard
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